December

Husqvarna's new G650GS-powered Strada 'street bike'

Husqvarna's new G650GS-powered Strada 'street bike'

This is Husqvarna's latest road bike offering - a 650cc single-cylinder machine aimed at new riders. It uses the punchy engine from BMW’s G650GS, but promises to be lighter and more powerful. The...

Ducati 1199 Panigale - A new way of building a superbike

Ducati 1199 Panigale - A new way of building a superbike

The targets laid down for the 1199 Panigale were so strict, so binding and so difficult to achieve that nothing less than a complete rethink was going to be enough. That maent ditching Ducati's...

Redesigning the Trumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

Redesigning the Trumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

The all-new Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer - directly targeted at the BMW R1200GS - went through a major, late transformation to end up as we see it now. MCN was given exclusive access to Triumph's...

Very serious technical awards: sneak preview

Very serious technical awards: sneak preview

The most important event of the year for all motorcycle engineers is the MCN Golden Piston Awards for New Technologies (G-PANT). Each year these prestigious awards celebrate the most cunning and...

'We wanted to create the ultimate Speed Triple'

'We wanted to create the ultimate Speed Triple'

Triumph’s imminent new ‘R’ version of its best-selling super naked is much more than a cosmetic update, MCN can now reveal – in fact it’s been conceived to be “the ultimate Speed Triple”! So, where...

New street scrambler from Spirit of the Seventies

New street scrambler from Spirit of the Seventies

No matter which angle you view this latest build by Kent-based Spirit of the Seventies, the aesthetics stop you in your tracks. But that’s only to be expected when you have two arty types, Tim Rogers...

Track diesel comes of age

Track diesel comes of age

The latest version of the diesel-powered Track T800CDi is on test in MCN next week and if 80mpg and 16,000-mile service intervals sounds your sort of bike, it’s worth a look. Until now, diesel bikes...

New Triumph-powered sportster on the way

New Triumph-powered sportster on the way

Is this the machine Brit bike fans have been waiting for? It’s a Triumph 1050 triple-engined sportster equipped with the best in British chassis components and know-how and is on schedule to go into...

Horex reveals performance figures for Horex VR6

Horex reveals performance figures for Horex VR6

Reborn German manufacturer Horex has revealed the all-new 1200cc VR6 six-cylinder engine being developed for a new roadster will have 161bhp and a thumping 100ft lb of torque. The bike and engine are...

Yamaha Super Tenere Worldcrosser GS Adventure rival is go!

Yamaha Super Tenere Worldcrosser GS Adventure rival is go!

The Worldcrosser version of the XT1200Z Super Tenere, first shown as a concept bike at the Cologne Show last year, will go on sale next March, Yamaha has announced. Like BMW’s Adventure compared to...

Revealed: The secrets behind MV Agusta's F3

Revealed: The secrets behind MV Agusta's F3

MV Agusta’s all-new three-cylinder F3 is days away from going into full production and looks set to rewrite the class rules as it takes on supersport all-comers with more power, lower weight and more...

Victory’s new ‘Hard-Ball’

Victory’s new ‘Hard-Ball’

This is Victory’s new 2012 Hard-Ball – created by blending the American  firm’s recent High-Ball cruiser and its Cross Country pannier-equipped tourers. Or, to put it another way, it’s a ‘bagger’...

Harley-Davidson Electra/Ultra Glide 2012

Riding the new models from Harley-Davidson. The colours are new. Electra Glide Ultra Limited Midnight Black & Brilliant Silver Pearl. Ultra Classic Electra Glide White Hot Pearl

2013 Triumph Street Triple spotted!

2013 Triumph Street Triple spotted!

This exclusive shot is one of the best yet of Triumph's 2013 Street Triple. Spotted in Spain, where Triumph has a testing base, the 2013 machine is a significant evolution of the existing Street...

Triumph Tiger Explorer spotted testing

Triumph Tiger Explorer spotted testing

Triumph’s all-new Tiger Explorer is currently undergoing final testing – as these pics taken in Cornwall this week prove. Snapped by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child in a motorway services near...

World’s first titanium framed Monster

World’s first titanium framed Monster

American Randy Martin has built the world’s first titanium-framed Ducati Monster S4RS and says his custom-made frame is half the weight of the original – but it does cost around £4000! Martin said:...